Shadow and Act Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, The Seer and the Seen, Section 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Huckleberry Finn recognize about the Negro character, Jim?
(a) Jim knows the landscape and can take Huck anywhere.
(b) Jim is not only a slave, but a human being.
(c) Jim is very ill and near death.
(d) Jim can make him lots of money if Huck will return him to his owner.

2. Violence is inflicted upon Wright by family, friends, and society as a whole. What is his response?
(a) Passivity.
(b) Violence.
(c) Seclusion.
(d) Retreat.

3. Why does Ellison choose to analyze William Falkner?
(a) Falkner is a close personal friend of Ellison.
(b) Falkner writes about Negro life with mixed motives but also with great success.
(c) Falkner is very critical of Ellison's novel.
(d) Falkner is a great artist and could not be left out of the discussion.

4. How does Ellison describe his boyhood experience in Oklahoma?
(a) Series of mind numbing and violent episodes.
(b) Very controlled and regimented experience.
(c) Poverty stricken existence with little enjoyment.
(d) Romantic aspirations in the spirit of frontier adventurousness.

5. What specific folk art form does "Black Boy" reflect?
(a) Modern dance.
(b) The blues.
(c) Folk sculpture.
(d) African ethnic mask making.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Richard Wright born?

2. What does Ellison say good fiction is made of?

3. Who is Stephen Crane?

4. How old is Stephen Crane when he dies?

5. Where and when is the essay "Change the Joke and Slip the Yoke" published?

(see the answer key)

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